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Africa and the Middle East IP news round-up, October 2015

Kingsley Egbuonu

GI status in OAPI for Scotch Whisky; the GCC Trade Mark Law implementing regulations approved; the practical consequences of Algeria’s accession to the Madrid Protocol; Liberia’s Senate adopts several international legal instruments on IP; and Nigeria’s state-owned oil company enforces its trade mark rights: Kingsley Egbuonu rounds up recent news from Africa and the Middle East

GCC Trade Mark Law implementing regulations approved

Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) reports that the regulations implementing the GCC Trade Mark Law have been approved and will become effective in December 2015.

According to AGIP, the regulations include amended official fees,...

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